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Yoshio Hayashi

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 5, 2013
Yoshio Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired graphic designer and artist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Leslie; brothers Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley and Larry; and sisters Sue Ellen, Kathleen and Ruth. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Pearl Mabel Keaona L. Rapozo-Santos

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 21, 2013
Pearl Mabel Keaona L. Rapoza-Santos, 91, of Anahola, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Marleen Lawhorn and Daisy Fujimoto, sister Gladys Christian, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Koolauhui‘ia Protestant Church, Anahola. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery.

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Serviliano Bantilan

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 9, 2013
Serviliano Bantilan, 83, of Riverbank, Calif., a retired Moffett Field electronics technician, died in California. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Marceline; sons Bradford and Brian; daughter Leayne Bantilan-Trubell; brothers Martin, Alex and Willie; sisters Mary Camacho, Fely Atay and Loretta Ridella; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Thomas Kaoru Kono

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

Feb. 10, 2013
Thomas Kaoru Kono, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery lab technician and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Kazuo and Stanley S. Private services.

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Mere Aiulu Schnabel

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 15, 2013
Mere Aiulu Schnabel, 67, of Waianae, a bilingual teacher for the state Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in Leone, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Dennis G.; sons Less A. and Webster K.; daughters Carol L. Mejia and Peneueta Ofagalilo; brothers Nu’umotu, Faifua and Malati Ofagalilo, and Malae’tia Aeto; and sisters Peneueta Paulo, Paleso’o Pio, Taualoa Toomey and Fa’aiuga Vaivao. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Waianae Baptist Church.

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Rogelio Barayuga

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

Feb. 17, 2013
Rogelio “Rogel” Barayuga, 89, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. sakada, died in Wahiawa. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Florentina T. “Floring”; daughters Andrea Barayuga, Ruthy Cuaresma, Debra Agoo, Cristina Llewellyn and Teresa Shepherd; brothers Mariano and Atanacio; sisters Marcelina and Daria Barayuga, Cesaria Antonio, Biba Bumatay and Felicidad Fabro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Theodore Kazuo Kubota

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

Jan. 5, 2013
Thoedore Kazuo “Ted” Kubota, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market administrator and purchaser and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna F., sons Kerric and Cory, sisters Doreen Yuen and Eloise Kubota, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Margie Anne Souza

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 7, 2013
Margie Anne Souza, 78, of Grass Valley, Calif., a homemaker, died in Grass Valley. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herbert Jr., daughters Star Souza and Roxanne Abdul, brothers Richard Himan and Steven Paris, sister Shirley Baker, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Nuuanu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 9, 2013
James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises teacher and storyteller, and an Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa Foundation resource for hula, Hawaiian language and kupuna programs, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Theresa K., five stepchildren, sister Frances Ohelo and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Additional visitations: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. April 2. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Satoyo Takenaka Kurihara

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 16, 2013
Satoyo Takenaka Kurihara, 89, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband James, sons Isaac and Daniel Iida, daughter Sharon Richards, sister Tokiko Tada, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mariannina Valenti

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 19, 2013
Mariannina “Ann” Valenti, 86, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired Mitsubishi credit manager, died in Hoffman Estates, Ill. She was born in Omaha, Neb. She is survived by daughters Teresa, Toni, Catherine, Connie and Angela; sister Josephine Bush; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private burial.

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June Asako Caravalho

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 6, 2013
June Asako Caravalho, 79, of Pearl City, a teacher assistant at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Palmer Bramschreiber, Pearl Mariani and Joyce Won; sister Helen Takaesu; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James N. Kuritani

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

March 13, 2013
James N. Kuritani, 86, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mieko, daughter Kathleen Sakamoto, sister Ruth Ota, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Masako Uno Ohama

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 13, 2013
Masako Uno Ohama, 87, of Honolulu, a retired home economist with the University of HawaiiCooperative Extension Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Elise and Stacy Ohama, and Nancy Matsuoka; brother Yoshio Uno; sisters Ethel Nishi, Dorothy Hamada, AnnInouye and Takako Ishikawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Doris S. Saji

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

Feb. 12, 2013
Doris S. Saji, 91, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Kevin; daughter Suzanne Takahashi; brothers Dr. Jerry,Dr. Larryand Dr. Stanley Shimoda; sisters Janet Matsunaga and June Hirayama; and three grandchildren.Private services.

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Lawrence Kupanihi Aki Jr.

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

Feb. 19, 2013
Lawrence Kupanihi Aki Jr., 79, of Henderson, Nev., an aerospace engineer and Air Force veteran, died in Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Monica Hupp; brother Francis K. Sr.; sisters Inez Aki, Emmaline Kaailau, Juliet Tankersley, Violet Lung and Mary Huihui; and two grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Chapel, 1887 Makuakane St., Honolulu, HI96817. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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NancyMei-Lih Snyder

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 18, 2013
Nancy Mei-Lih Snyder, 64, of Waipahu, a retired Camp Smith and Ilikai Hotel employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by sons Edward and Nicholas Snyder, and a grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ursula Ann Wong

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 13, 2013
Ursula Ann Wong, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Osnabruck, Germany. She is survived by husband Sanford Y.H.; sons Melvin, Michael and WilliamDuncan and Stephen, Gary, Barney and Douglas Wong; daughters Cecilia W. Muldoon, Robert Wong-Brink and Sandra Ann Wong; sister Eva Bussman; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Leoncio Tomas Arreola

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 17, 2013
Leoncio Tomas Arreola, 58, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a groundskeeper at Hokulia Golf Course and a macadamia nut and coffee picker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by father Damaso; brothers Oscar, Willie, Elmer and Melvin; and sisters Norma Narra, Maribeth Mendoza and Grace Arreola. Visitation:4:30 p.m. April 2 at Lanakila Congregational Church. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jeanette Umeyo Yasuda

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 19, 2013
JeanetteUmeyo Yasuda, 89, of Kailua, a retired Food City stocking clerk, died inIslands Hospice Home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Brian J. and Glenn S., brother Jerry Ogata, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ShirleyMarie Bomke-Craddock

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 14, 2013
Shirley Marie Bomke-Craddock, 81, of Mililani, an intelligence research specialist with the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, and U.S. Army Pacific headquarters at Fort Shafter, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kilauea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Carol Melvin and three grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Michael Hon Yip Chun

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Michael Hon Yip Chun, 66, of Pearl City, a retired shift supervisor with the state Department of Accounting and General Services, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah Jean and sisters Kathleen Chun and Karen Lau. Private services.

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John Kalani Gonsalves

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 12, 2013
John Kalani Gonsalves, 54, of Ewa Beach, a head custodian at Barbers Point Elementary School, died in Ewa Beach.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife D. Lynn Gonsalves, son John “Kalani Boy”Jr. daughter Erica-Lyn King, brother Moses, stepmother Violet and four grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kai Kunimoto

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 18, 2013
Kai Kunimoto, 20, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Bryan, mother Beverly Akiona, brothers Kiley Nakagawa and Pono Kunitomo, sister Mia Nakagawa and grandparents Stanley and Gladys Kunitomo, and Patsy Adachi. Visitation:3 p.m. Thursday at Kona Hongwanji. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harold S. Mangantulao

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

March 11, 2013
Harold S. Mangantulao, 30, of Kahului died. He was born in Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Imelda F., son Vince K., daughter Heather A., mother Myriam S., brother Herald, sisters Kathlene and Klaudine, and grandparent Linda Agpaoa. Visitation:6:30 p.m. April 2 at Christ the King Church Mass:7:30 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Beatrice Kimiye Matsumoto

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Beatrice Kimiye Matsumoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Saikiko Hosoda and Haruko Yoshioka. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Serviliano Bantilan

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

March 9, 2013
Serviliano Bantilan, 83, of Riverbank, Calif., a retired Moffett Field electronics technician, died in California. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Marceline, sons Bradford and Brian, daughter Leayne Bantilan-Trubell, brother Nake Atay, sister Mary Camacho and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Frank Sachio Nakahara

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

Jan. 31, 2013
Frank Sachio Nakahara, 77, of Honolulu, a former employee at Japan Airlines, retiree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Walnut Grove, Calif. He is survived by wife Shirley A.; stepdaughter Christine A.M. Salyers; brothers Allan, Jun, Harry and Bill; and sisters Nancy and Kathy Nakahara, Alice Soto, Mary Iwasaki, Helen Yoshikawa and Amy Yamamoto. Private services.

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Mitsuko Yamaguchi

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

March 11, 2013
Mitsuko Yamaguchi, 92, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Joan, brothers Bradford Tomokiyo and Toshio Tomosei, sister Tomoe Tomokiyo and two grandchildren. Private services.

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James Keheakamana‘o-okaleookalani Beckley

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

March 9, 2013
James Keheakamana‘ookaleookalani Beckley, 74, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises teacher and story teller, and Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa Foundation resource for hula, Hawaiian language and kupuna programs, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He was born in Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Theresa K., five stepchildren, brother Francis Ohelo and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11:30 a.m. Additional visitations: 6 p.m. April 1 and 9 a.m. April 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 10:30 a.m. April 2 at the mortuary. Burial at noon April 2 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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